Naughty Dog asked Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg to write Uncharted movie

Superbad writers say developer has "constantly" asked them to make Uncharted film for the past four years.

Naughty Dog is eager to make the Uncharted movie with Superbad and Pineapple Express writers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, according to the pair.

Speaking with IGN during an interview for his latest movie, This Is the End, Rogen said, "They're constantly asking me and Evan to make the Uncharted movie."

Goldberg added that Naughty Dog has contacted the longtime collaborators on multiple occasions over the past four years, but they have repeatedly turned down the job because they are unsure how to best adapt the game for the big screen.

"It's just going to be Indiana Jones," Goldberg said. "If we could figure out a way to make it not Indiana Jones, it'd be awesome."

The Uncharted movie has been in the works for years. At one point, The Fighter director David O. Russell was set to direct the film starring Mark Wahlberg as Drake and either Scarlett Johansson or Amy Adams as Elena. Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci were also reportedly involved, cast as Drake's father and uncle, respectively.

Russell dropped out of the film in May 2011, citing "creative differences" with Sony. Limitless director Neil Burger took up the director's chair just months later, but left the project a year later.

The current status of the film is unknown.

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284 comments
supermarioooooo
supermarioooooo

PLEASE DONT MAKE VİDEO GAMES'S MOVİE . CUZ THEY ARE SUCKS. AND ALSO DONT MAKE MOVİES'S GAMES. THEY ARE SUCKS TOO

senjutsu
senjutsu

Darn, they are really bad movies. I won't see Uncharted movie then.. I'd have prefered they would simply ask the same guy who's making the game script/story to make the movie script/story. I don't understand why movies about games have to suck... They should really stop giving the story to worthless guys...

Jmalk
Jmalk

Wait, Uncharted isn't actually a movie ???

Noxusian
Noxusian

Nathan Fillion should play as Drake imo.

Chi_dx
Chi_dx

Well I hope the same guy who made the voice of Nate took the character because of the voice, not cuz Mark Wahlberg is famous!

LakeView9480
LakeView9480

"It's just going to be Indiana Jones,"  And that's a bad thing?

Pacer8888
Pacer8888

What I love, is people saying, this actor, that actor, should play Drake because he looks like Drake..this guy cant play him because he dosent look like him. This is the most stupid thought process I have ever seen. Why does it matter if he looks like he does in a game? Yes, lets not care about the guys actual acting talents or the character himself, lets just concentrate on the looks of a character! It really shouldnt matter if he LOOKS like Drake or not, because that version is the videogame Drake. Thats like complaining Daniel Craig shouldnt be James Bond because he looks nothing like Sean Connery.

tightwad34
tightwad34

Seth Rogen is one of the last people I would have expected ND to want to write their movie. I have no idea if he could pull it off, but he of course seems like much more of a comedy guy. Not that Uncharted has comedy, but the overall tone is more serious. Anyway, the first thing they need to do is find the right person to play Nathan Drake. And I don't know who Evan Goldberg is.

pinesolpower
pinesolpower

jay Hernandez from Hostel should be drake he looks significantly like him

jark888
jark888

Mark Wahlberg is nice; however, Gerard Butler could be a great candidate too.

MaskRisen
MaskRisen

Seth Rogen? What Michael Bay was busy? Uncharted is a great game and a movie adaptation might not do well. It is unique all it's own and like  Goldberg so proudly put it, it would just be Indiana Jones. Which is sad to begin with that they Hollywood really is lacking that much originality that they can't make a movie about treasure that wouldn't emulate Indiana Jones.

edinko
edinko

PLease not a video game movie

DMND
DMND

Allan Quatermain and The Solomon's Mines has already been written...

RaveNRolla
RaveNRolla

however good it's gonna be it's probably gonna suck the 1st time u watch it because of all the expectations u have by playing the games. and the voices/voiceactors r a really big part of the uncharted world, so not having drake's and especially elena's and sully's voice is gonna be a big killer to the feel of uncharted. elena's voice actress looks basically just like her, so i don't know if she can act but there's an idea...

the 2nd time u watch it might be good tho.

Vorexum
Vorexum

They just really ask Steven Spielberg about a Uncharted movie.

Jeff_Langlois
Jeff_Langlois

Uncharted should be produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and stars Gerard Butler as Nathan Drake

CItizenTaylor
CItizenTaylor

I actually reckon Rogen would do a good job. Uncharted is very comical, and he would handle this well. And I'm sure he could easily adapt the action sequences easily too.

OurSin-360
OurSin-360

So, lots of weed smoke and balls jokes?

Hurvl
Hurvl

"It's just going to be Indiana Jones," Goldberg said. "If we could figure out a way to make it not Indiana Jones, it'd be awesome." So, if they could move it into Uncharted territory, they'd do it. That certainly sounds logical.

akiwak
akiwak

They should get Darren Aronofsky to direct it. That way everyone dies at the end, and yet we are still ok with it. 

CMakaCreative
CMakaCreative

Is it that different or hard to get the original writers of the games to come up with something for a movie? I mean, the game plays out like a movie to begin with if you take out the fighting and exploring. Get the original writers and someone else who knows how to translate it to a screenplay, then find a good director, ect, ect. Why is getting the story done such a task?

AvatarMan96
AvatarMan96

Get Shane Black to do it. He showed he can do action comedy with Iron Man 3

TheZara
TheZara

A GAME IS A GAME! DON'T MAKE GAMES INTO MOVIES IF YOU WANT TO EXPERIENCE UNCHARTED PICK UP A CONTROLLERS OR GO HOME!

Amster_G
Amster_G

What the hell? Those are such different genres. The Uncharted movie would be so dumb and completely out of touch to the game franchise.

DanteReal69
DanteReal69

they will fuck it  i love this game dam it

SmallSatsuma
SmallSatsuma

I think we can pretty much guarantee it will be a shitty film, especially with those clowns at the helm.  

DamageIncM
DamageIncM

Also, if these writers think it's only going to be "Indiana Jones", they're not seeing the essence of the games, and someone else should write it. Cause if someone doesn't see how to make it like the game, to make it have the same essence and feel, they will indeed mess it up and it might come off as an "Indiana Jones" rip-off. In effect, they're admitting they can't pull it off and they should also drop it, I feel.

DamageIncM
DamageIncM

As long as Nathan Fillion plays Nathan  Drake... but then I'm not so sure about these writers...

GameDepth
GameDepth

It'd be interesting to see what they'd do with it but they said themselves they don't know how to adapt it properly so...

loopy_101
loopy_101

Uncharted as a stoner flick? Geez. Spare me.

Randomisrandom
Randomisrandom

Why not have Amy Hennig (writer for Uncharted) and some accomplished silver screen writer team up? It makes sense doesn't it?

LessThanMike
LessThanMike

Seth rogan, really guys? You might as well have uwe boll write it

hunter9rose
hunter9rose

Seth Rogen does not have the talent nor the imagination for this type of film making , he should stick to comedy it's all he is capable of

Shin_Gallon
Shin_Gallon

Anyone but Nathan Fillion as Drake is doing it wrong.

tightwad34
tightwad34

@jark888 No, Whalberg looks nothing like him and I cannot see him doing an adventure movie such as this. He's not the archealogical, cave exploring type.

mhaed
mhaed

@Jeff_Langlois I'm so with you on this one. Jerry Bruckheimer productions are great, and Gerard Butler looks very much like Nathan Drake.

TheBlueDrew
TheBlueDrew

@DamageIncM I don't think Seth and Evan are saying their writing for the movie, they said Sony keep asking and that they don't want to write it since they'd imagine the only way to make it work would be to make it like Indiana Jones. In fact I'd say they've just pointed out why Uncharted the Movie is doomed from day 1.

It's already a movie: INDIANA JONES. I mean that's like how Metal Gear Solid is like James Bond is Ian Fleming suffered from mental issues or how Need for Speed is Fast and the Furious without a plotline. Well I guess for the last example the Breaking Bad actors need a job now that the show is nearly over.

DamageIncM
DamageIncM

@Imperiacommando 

I can see what you mean with Josh Radnor, but I also feel he's a bit too much of a sleek babyface. I think it would look kind of funny if he's trying to be this badass brawler of a guy. Now... Nathan Fillion, who is getting a bit old for the part, he has the stature for it. I mean, let Josh Radnor try to beat up Nathan Fillion in real life, that's just funny, unless Radnor has some Martial Arts chops down. Cause Nathan Fillion is a big guy and he's totally believable as this bear of an adventure-guy that Nathan Drake is.

Besides, in a recent interview Fillion mentioned he's still looking for adventure, so he definitely seems up for a more adventurous role and he's said before (some years ago) he wanted to play Nathan Drake. I really hope it would be him. Cause he has the look, perfect for a movie-version of Drake, he has the physicality, especially if they whip him into shape, and he has the same kind of character and humor as Nolan North brought to the character.

To be honest, I don't think it matters if it's an older actor, the character isn't necessarily "young and fresh" to begin with. And Nathan Fillion can pass for mid to late '30s, it doesn't matter how old he IS or what it says on the papers. I just think he's the right guy and right now is the time and not in 5 to 10 years for a first movie.

DamageIncM
DamageIncM

@Randomisrandom  

Exactly. I wouldn't know why they let the franchise into the hands of someone else. It's not like the original writers are retired or anything, so why wouldn't they come up with the movie-version?? And Seth Rogen?? What the hell...
This movie should be a lot closer to home and not some kind of "3rd party" (so to speak) production which might not know how to get close enough to the feel and style of the franchise. That's what I'm afraid of most, that it's just like a Hollywoodized version of the game that only has similarities, as we tend to get with adaptations. I'd much rather have it be a low-budget independent film, because those usually try to push their limits in any aspect and out of that usually comes something unique and successful.

Oh man, I fear so much this will be messed up... AGAIN...

pohman
pohman

@Shin_Gallon @ChristysXmassee i dont mind him(Nathan Fillion)playing the role,he is really good actor but i want some one young to play the role.

pohman
pohman

@Warful @ChristysXmas @Shin_Gallon we should be very careful while suggesting anything to developers because they will be constantly browsing forums and comment sections that is how The Division was announced for pc,they saw the demand for the game through forums and comment sections.